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Updated Monday Evening, March 30, 2020

...Mostly Dry This Week, Except Increase Rain Chances Mostly South On Tuesday...

High temperatures have reached the low to middle 60s today. Low relative humidities combined with a breezy west wind has led to some fire weather conditions for portions of Eastern Kentucky, prompting a Red Flag Warning. Outdoor burning is not recommmended.

After a dry day, rain returns to the area late tonight and through the day tomorrow, ending west to east. This will likely be a light rainfall event with the highest accumulations expected across the southern half of the state with totals around a half inch or so. Decreasing farther north. The rain and cloud cover will keep temperatures much cooler on Tuesday with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s.

Looking ahead, dry weather returns through the end of the work week, along with a gradual warming trend.

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Regional Hourly Observations For MADISON County, Kentucky
Issued at 1000 PM EDT MON MAR 30 2020
NORTHEAST KENTUCKY
  
CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
LEXINGTON      FAIR      53  30  41 W6        30.09S                  
COVINGTON      FAIR      50  36  58 NE9       30.09S                  
FRANKFORT      FAIR      50  36  58 CALM      30.07F                  

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Current Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Conditions in Kentucky
Based on observations at 1000pm EDT, Monday March 30, 2020

Across Kentucky...temperatures are near 57 degrees west, near 53 degrees central, and near 56 degrees east. Current sky conditions are fair west, fair central, and fair east. In the west, relative humidity is near 62%, and the dew point is near 44 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 41%, and the dew point is near 30 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 34%, and the dew point is near 28 degrees. Current drying conditions are fair west, good central, and good east. Winds are calm west, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 6 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 3 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. The livestock cold stress index is in the no stress category west, no stress category central, and no stress category east. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 58 degrees at Hopkinsville. The lowest temperature is 50 degrees at Frankfort and Covington.

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Current NOWCAST not available:
Nowcasts are not issued routinely during fair weather. Only when
precipitation or other significant weather is occuring in this county will these
forecasts be issued. Currently, there is no short term forecast in effect.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook For MADISON County, Kentucky
Issued at: Mon Mar 30 17:16:55 EDT 2020

English, Tell City, Corydon, New Albany, Jeffersonville, Lewisport, 
Hawesville, Hardinsburg, Brandenburg, Hartford, Leitchfield, 
Elizabethtown, Shepherdsville, Louisville, La Grange, Bedford, 
Milton, New Castle, Shelbyville, Frankfort, Georgetown, Cynthiana, 
Taylorsville, Lawrenceburg, Versailles, Lexington, Paris, Carlisle, 
Bardstown, Springfield, Harrodsburg, Nicholasville, Winchester, 
Hodgenville, Lebanon, Danville, Lancaster, Richmond, Morgantown, 
Brownsville, Horse Cave, Greensburg, Campbellsville, Liberty, 
Stanford, Russellville, Bowling Green, Franklin, Providence, 
Scottsville, Glasgow, Tompkinsville, Edmonton, Columbia, Jamestown, 
Burkesville, and Albany
516 PM EDT Mon Mar 30 2020 /416 PM CDT Mon Mar 30 2020/

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of south central
Indiana and Central Kentucky.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time. 

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.

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RDF forecast not available NEW NWS Experimental Weather Activity Planner: West, Central, East
NWS Experimental Point Forecasts (5 km x 5 km grid for Kentucky): West, Central, East

MADISON County, Kentucky Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Advisory

Updated: 310 AM EST THU NOV 12 2009

TODAY (6AM-5PM)

Max Temperature...........................58 degrees.
Precipitation (liq. eq. )...................0.00 inches (No rainfall).
Precipitation area .........................0% of the county expected.
Dewpoints.......................................28 to 37 Degrees.
Min RH (Relative Humidity).........41%.
Wind Speed....................................4 to 12 mph
Winds@3 PM..................................north at 12 mph
Spraying Conditions....................favorable
Sky Conditions @9 AM ...............mostly sunny.
RH < 50%........................................ for 6 hours
RH > 80%.........................................for 0 hour
No. of Hours Temp <=32 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 20 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 0 ...............0

The high today (6am-5pm) in Madison county, is expected to be near 58 degrees. No rainfall is expected. Temperature will range from near 38 to near 57 degrees. Dewpoints will range from 28 to 37 degrees. These dewpoints will combine with today (6am-5pm)'s temperatures resulting in relative humidity minimum of 41%. Skies will be mostly sunny at 9 AM and mostly sunny at 3 PM. Wind speed will range from 4 to 12 mph during the period. Winds at 3 PM will be out of the north at 12 mph, which is favorable spraying conditions in rain-free areas. Relative humidity will be less than 50% for 6 hours and greater than 80% for 0 hour

TONIGHT (6PM-5AM)

Min Temperature...........................39 degrees.
Precipitation (liq. eq. )...................0.00 inches (No rainfall).
Precipitation area .........................0% of the county expected.
Dewpoints.......................................37 to 38 Degrees.
Max RH (Relative Humidity)........85%.
Wind Speed....................................2 to 9 mph
Winds@3 AM..................................northeast at 3 mph
Spraying Conditions....................favorable
Sky Conditions @12 AM .............clear.
Sky Conditions @3 AM ...............clear.
RH < 50%........................................ for 0 hour
RH > 80%.........................................for 3 hours
No. of Hours Temp <=32 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 20 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 0 ...............0

The low tonight (6pm-5am) in Madison county, is expected to be around 39 degrees. No rainfall is expected. Temperature will range from near 41 to near 51 degrees. Dewpoints will range from 37 to 38 degrees. These dewpoints will combine with tonight (6pm-5am)'s temperatures resulting in relative humidity maximum of 85%. Skies will be clear at 12 AM and clear at 3 AM. Wind speed will range from 2 to 9 mph during the period. Winds at 3 AM will be out of the northeast at 3 mph, which is favorable spraying conditions in rain-free areas. Relative humidity will be less than 50% for 0 hour and greater than 80% for 3 hours

TOMORROW (6AM-5PM)

Max Temperature...........................64 degrees.
Precipitation (liq. eq. )...................0.00 inches (No rainfall).
Precipitation area .........................0% of the county expected.
Dewpoints.......................................37 to 41 Degrees.
Min RH (Relative Humidity).........40%.
Wind Speed....................................2 to 5 mph
Winds@3 PM..................................northeast at 3 mph
Spraying Conditions....................favorable
Sky Conditions @9 AM ...............mostly sunny.
Sky Conditions @3 PM ...............mostly sunny.
RH < 50%........................................ for 6 hours
RH > 80%.........................................for 1 hour
No. of Hours Temp <=32 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 20 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 0 ...............0

The high tomorrow (6am-5pm) in Madison county, is expected to be near 64 degrees. No rainfall is expected. Temperature will range from near 41 to near 64 degrees. Dewpoints will range from 37 to 41 degrees. These dewpoints will combine with tomorrow (6am-5pm)'s temperatures resulting in relative humidity minimum of 40%. Skies will be mostly sunny at 9 AM and mostly sunny at 3 PM. Wind speed will range from 2 to 5 mph during the period. Winds at 3 PM will be out of the northeast at 3 mph, which is favorable spraying conditions in rain-free areas. Relative humidity will be less than 50% for 6 hours and greater than 80% for 1 hour

TOMORROW NIGHT (6PM-5AM)

Min Temperature...........................45 degrees.
Precipitation (liq. eq. )...................0.00 inches (No rainfall).
Precipitation area .........................0% of the county expected.
Dewpoints.......................................41 to 43 Degrees.
Max RH (Relative Humidity)........93%.
Wind Speed....................................1 to 3 mph
Winds@3 AM..................................south at 1 mph
Spraying Conditions....................favorable
Sky Conditions @12 AM .............mostly clear.
Sky Conditions @3 AM ...............mostly clear.
RH < 50%........................................ for 0 hour
RH > 80%.........................................for 3 hours
No. of Hours Temp <=32 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 20 .............0
No. of Hours Temp <= 0 ...............0

The low tomorrow night (6pm-5am) in Madison county, is expected to be around 45 degrees. No rainfall is expected. Temperature will range from near 45 to near 59 degrees. Dewpoints will range from 41 to 43 degrees. These dewpoints will combine with tomorrow night (6pm-5am)'s temperatures resulting in relative humidity maximum of 93%. Skies will be mostly clear at 12 AM and mostly clear at 3 AM. Wind speed will range from 1 to 3 mph during the period. Winds at 3 AM will be out of the south at 1 mph, which is favorable spraying conditions in rain-free areas. Relative humidity will be less than 50% for 0 hour and greater than 80% for 3 hours

72 HOUR SUMMARY

The temperature is expected to be in the range from 39 degrees and 67 degrees. Dewpoints will range from 28 to 47 degrees. No measurable precipitation is expected.


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Kentucky Agricultural Weather Medium-Range Outlook (Based on the MEX Model)

MEDIUM RANGE AG FORECAST:

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WEDNESDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 64 West and 61 Central, to 58 East. Dewpoints will range from 33 to 38 West, 34 to 33 Central, and 34 to 32 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 0 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 0 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Wednesday will fall to 37 West, 40 Central, and 39 East. Skies throughout the day will start out partly cloudy and end clear in the West, start cloudy and end cloudy Central, and start out cloudy and end cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 7 corn growing degree days West, 6 Central, and 4 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 10 and 6 mph , respectively, West, 11 and 8 mph Central, and 4 and 4 mph East.

THURSDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 69 West and 68 Central, to 64 East. Dewpoints will range from 37 to 42 West, 38 to 38 Central, and32 to 32 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 10 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 10 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 0 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Thursday will fall to 41 West, 43 Central, and 40 East. Skies throughout the day will start out clear and end partly cloudy in the West, start clear and end partly cloudy Central, and start out clear and end clear East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 10 corn growing degree days West, 9 Central, and 7 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 4 and 8 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 6 mph Central, and 3 and 2 mph East.

FRIDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 72 West and 71 Central, to 68 East. Dewpoints will range from 45 to 48 West, 39 to 43 Central, and 35 to 33 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 10 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Friday will fall to 47 West, 46 Central, and 44 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end cloudy in the West, start partly cloudy and end cloudy Central, and start out clear and end clear East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 11 corn growing degree days West, 10 Central, and 9 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 4 and 7 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 9 mph Central, and 2 and 1 mph East.

SATURDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 61 West and 71 Central, to 72 East. Dewpoints will range from 40 to 42 West, 43 to 44 Central, and36 to 40 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.10-0.24 inches over 70 % of the area West, 0.01-0.09 inches over 40 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Saturday will fall to 43 West, 50 Central, and 49 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end cloudy in the West, start cloudy and end cloudy Central, and start out partly cloudy and end partly cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 6 corn growing degree days West, 10 Central, and 11 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 8 and 12 mph , respectively, West, 6 and 9 mph Central, and 1 and 3 mph East.

SUNDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 74 West and 73 Central, to 75 East. Dewpoints will range from 40 to 48 West, 41 to 42 Central, and 44 to 44 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 20 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 30 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Sunday will fall to 43 West, 47 Central, and 52 East. Skies throughout the day will start out partly cloudy and end clear in the West, start partly cloudy and end partly cloudy Central, and start out cloudy and end partly cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East. There will be 12 corn growing degree days West, 12 Central, and 14 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 6 and 8 mph , respectively, West, 8 and 7 mph Central, and 3 and 2 mph East.

MONDAY :
Highs across the state will range from 75 West and 73 Central, to 76 East. Dewpoints will range from 53 to 60 West, 46 to 51 Central, and 43 to 48 East throughout the day. Rainfall amounts of 0.00-0.01 inches over 50 % of the area West, 0.00-0.01 inches over 40 % of the area Central, and 0.00-0.01 inches over 50 % of the area East should be expected. Lows Monday will fall to 56 West, 53 Central, and 54 East. Skies throughout the day will start out cloudy and end cloudy in the West, start partly cloudy and end cloudy Central, and start out cloudy and end cloudy East. The maximum livestock stress category will be no stress West, no stress Central, and no stress East.There will be 16 corn growing degree days West, 13 Central, and 15 East. Wind speeds in the morning and afternoon will be around 10 and 14 mph, respectively, West, 6 and 16 mph Central, and 2 and 6 mph East.

Raw Data: MEX(west), MEX(central), MEX(east)

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Medium & Long Range Outlook For Kentucky
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Precipitation Report: (liquid equivalent)

Total Precipitation and Deviation From Normal (in inches)
Valid May 27, 2012

The nearest available weather station for Madison County is Berea:

                      Past 7 days      Past 30 days   Jan 1 - Present
Station             Total     Dev     Total     Dev     Total     Dev
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Berea                0.15   -0.94      5.09   +0.49     14.84   -3.50
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Drought Status For MADISON County, Kentucky
(Based on the latest Palmer Drought Severity and Crop Moisture Indices)
BLUEGRASS KY CLIMATE DIVISION

Hydrological Drought (PDSI) Situation:
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Current Long-term Hydrological Moisture Status: UNUSUAL MOIST SPELL   (PDSI=   2.65)
Rainfall Needed:  0.00 inches ABOVE NORMAL


Crop Moisture (CMI) Situation:
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Current Short-term Crop Moisture Status: Favorable, Except Still Too Wet In Spots     (CMI=   1.34)
Change From Previous Week: DRIER      SOILS ( -0.40)

Note: Due to rainfall variability within each climate division, check Precip Reports/GIS Estimates and the Kentucky Climate Summary for the latest moisture information for this county.

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Kentucky Climate Summary
normal. High temperatures averaged from 69 in the West to 68 in the East. Departure from normal high temperatures ranged from +5 degrees from normal in the West to +10 degrees from normal in the East. Low temperatures averaged from 50 degrees in the West to 50 degrees in the East. Departure from normal low temperature ranged from +11 degrees from normal in the West to +12 degrees from normal in the East.

Precipitation (liq. equ.) for the period totaled 1.28 inches statewide which was + 0.25 inches from normal. Precipitation totals by climate division, West 1.17 inches, Central 1.19 inches, Bluegrass 0.84 inches and East 1.73 inches, which was + 0.05, + 0.12, -0.15 and + 0.78 inches respectively from normal. By station, precipitation totals ranged from a low of 0.27 inches at Hardinsburg to a high of 2.93 inches at Huntington.

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EUROPEAN CORN BORER not available
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ALFALFA WEEVIL not available
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WESTERN CORN ROOTWORM not available
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GIS ESTIMATES FOR MADISON COUNTY
Valid July 29, 2013

The GIS estimates are derived by ARC/INFO GIS software for a
central point in the county.  The estimates are calculated from
from 29 weather stations in the Kentucky area.

Precipitation Estimates

                     Last 3   Last 7   Last 14   Last 30     Since
                       Days     Days      Days      Days     Jan 1
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Precip Total           0.23     2.48      2.90      7.97     35.18
Precip Deviation      -0.23     1.40      0.75      3.42      7.98

Temperature Estimates

                     Last 3        Last 7       Last 14       Last 30
                       Days          Days          Days          Days
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Temp Average             69            72            76            74
Temp Deviation           -6            -3             1            -1

Soil Temperature Estimates

                                Yesterday
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Avg 4" Sod Soil Temp   	               76

European Corn Borer Degree Days Accumulations

Degree Days                      Forecasted Accumulations
      Total          550      610      750     1660     1740
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       1901         5/16     5/19     5/27      7/7     7/10

Almanac Information
Monday March 30, 2020 the 90th Day of Year

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SUN
Declination 4.350000
Distance 0.999720 AU
Rise 06:25 EDT Set 19:01 EDT
Transit Meridian 12:42 EDT
Civil Twilight Begins 06:00 EDT Ends 19:26 EDT

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Normal Max/Min Temperature for Today: 63 / 39
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Calculations made for central point in Kentucky
Time in ET -- and will vary due to location and
elevation -- Priddy

Sunrise/Sunset/Moonrise/Moonset Computation (USN)
TEMPERATURE is not available
Yesterday's U.S. Highs, Lows , KY's Highs/Lows/Precip, Daily Weather Data, Hourly Weather Data
Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today
MARCH 30TH
HISTORIC WEATHER EVENTS
...1823...
A great Northeast storm with hurricane force winds raged from Pennsylvania
to Maine. The storm was most severe over New Jersey with high tides,
uprooted trees, and heavy snow inland. (David Ludlum)
...1899...
A storm which buried Ruby CO under 141 inches of snow came to an end. Ruby
was an old abandoned mining town on the Elk Mountain Range in the Crested
Butte area. (The Weather Channel)
...1977...
Hartford CT hit 87 degrees to establish a record for the month of March.
(The Weather Channel)
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